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Saltwater City: An Illustrated History of the Chinese in Vancouver
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Douglas & McIntyre Ltd
Publication date May 28, 2006
Pages 208
Binding Hardcover
Edition 4th
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781553651741
ISBN-10 155365174X
Dimensions 1 by 10 by 11.75 in.
Weight 3.14 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Published in Canada
Original list price $37.00
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Saltwater City pays tribute to those who went through the hard times, to those who swallowed their pride, to those who were powerless and humiliated, but who still carried on. They all had faith that things would be better for future generations. They have been proven correct.

Canada’s first Chinese arrived in British Columbia in 1858 from California. Almost all mee—merchants, peasants, and laborers — and almost all from eight rural counties in the Pearl River delta in what is now Guangdong province — they came in search of gold and better fortune, escaping the rebellions, flood and drought of their homeland.

By 1863 over 4,000 Chinese lived in B.C., filling jobs shunned by whites: miners, road builders, teamsters, laundry men, restaurateurs, domestic servants and cannery workers. Between 1881 and 1885, thousands more arrived, most imported to build the transcontinental railway. They were to create, in Vancouver, Canada’s largest and most dynamic Chinese Community, known to its original inhabitants as Saltwater City.


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4th edition from Douglas & McIntyre Ltd (May 28, 2006)
9781553651741 | details & prices | 208 pages | 10.00 × 11.75 × 1.00 in. | 3.14 lbs | List price $37.00
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